Films by Transgender Writers and Directors

Films written and/or directed by people who fall under the transgender umbrella (including nonbinary, genderfluid, and agender people, among others).

I feel this is the most important threshold to cross when it comes to producing better media about trans people...and maybe even for us, if people can imagine that!

Directors and writer-directors are listed first, then written-only films. (At this point, Brace is the first writer-only film listed.)

A fair few of these are hard to find, at least in the US.

Suggestions are so welcome it hurts.

(NOTE: A writer and/or director's inclusion on this list does not equal a recommendation or endorsement of their works or views.)

Read notes
  • Tomorrow and the Next Day
  • A Roar in the Dark
  • Let's Go to the Trans Ladies Picnic
  • Almost! A Summer of Trans Poetry
  • Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny
  • New York Counterpoint: A City Symphony
  • A Trans With a Movie Camera
  • Splish Splash
  • ATALAYA
  • FORM FILM
  • Tunafish Sandwich Piece
  • Transistors
  • Marx Reloaded
  • A Deal With The Universe
  • Deathwatch
  • Wilderness
  • Solomon Kane
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
  • Maggie in Wonderland
  • She Male Snails
  • Something Must Break
  • Finding John Smith
  • Down The River
  • The Blue Hour
  • Malila: The Farewell Flower
  • The Misadventures of Pussy Boy: First Love
  • She
  • All That Sheltering Emptiness
  • A Year in Transition
  • Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain
  • Adam
  • Boy I Am
  • Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger
  • For Nonna Anna
  • Strong Island
  • Drunktown's Finest
  • Her Story
  • Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
  • Tales of the City
  • Chance
  • Dawn
  • Dusk
  • Listen
  • She's a Boy I Knew
  • Fucking Different XXY
  • By Hook or by Crook
  • Sunset Stories
  • More Than T
  • A Kid Like Jake
  • Transforming Family
  • Transgender Parents
  • Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy
  • Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship
  • Kingdom Comes: Rituals
  • You Are Boring!
  • She Whose Blood Is Clotting in My Underwear
  • Stretch Capacity
  • Black Mass
  • Phoenix
  • Flash Flood: A Rotoscoped Documentary
  • Unboxed
  • An Affirmative Act
  • The Coffee Shop
  • Lady Peacock
  • Gay Positive
  • Words
  • Seasons of Loss
  • M Phase
  • Les lèvres gercées
  • A linchpin
  • Prodigal Sons
  • Dark Money
  • Funny Kinda Guy
  • Fuck Work
  • Empathy
  • So Pretty
  • Señorita
  • Apparition
  • Lingua Franca
  • Lemonade Served Bitter Sweet
  • SKATE BITCHES
  • So Long Suburbia
  • Una Hora Por Favora
  • Afternoon Delight
  • The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Blue Girls Burn Fast
  • Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
  • Insects in the Backyard
  • Still
  • Love at Sarakham
  • It Gets Better
  • Threesome
  • Fin Sugoi
  • Red Wine in the Dark Night
  • Keep Running! Sir, Yes Sir!
  • A Gas Station
  • The Personal Things
  • Atlantic is a Sea of Bones
  • Happy Birthday, Marsha!
  • Wildness